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Cooking, cleaning, and sewing are homemaking skills that are happily making a resurgence among women-- stay-at-home, single ladies, and working moms alike. Some say that Martha Stewart started it all, but I also think that the cycles of history continue to turn and bring our thoughts back to our ancestors.
For a couple months now, I've been practicing what I've been calling "extreme-ish couponing."
While minimalism tends to define art, music, design or architecture, a minimalism lifestyle defines the practice of simple, frugal living.
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Bathrooms are busy rooms and if they aren’t maintained daily, it doesn’t take long for them to get grunge-tastic. Here are several tips to help you bring them to a shine (and keep them that way), along with some nice homemade peppermint cleaners you can make. Apply a thin layer of lemon oil to shower doors.
Skip the store-bought mixes for muffins and cornbread and make your own. Jar your baking recipes in advance and just add the wet ingredients.
Long ago, I read that to live in the country you must have the soul of a poet, the dedication of a saint, and a good station wagon. Today I suppose you'd have to update the station wagon to an SUV, but the fact remains: To live successfully anywhere outside the mainstream of life you must have an unconventional spirit coupled with down-to-earth practicality—a combo that can be hard to find and harder still to balance.